Family of couple with Kentucky ties heads to Belgium seeking answers

Published: Mar. 24, 2016 at 8:13 PM EDT|Updated: May. 8, 2016 at 8:36 PM EDT
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(WAVE) - Two days following the terror attacks in Belgium, there's still no word on a Kentucky native and her husband from Tennessee.

Stephanie and Justin Shults had just d ropped off Stephanie's mother at the airport for her flight back to the United States. Justin's mother and father traveled to Brussels on Thursday, trying to get information on the couple.

Only a few of those killed in the blasts at the airport and the Metro subway system have been identified. But that's the same with the injured. Only a handful of names have been released regarding the more than 250 injured. One expert explained Thursday that the suitcase bombs used probably contained at least seven pounds of explosives, enough to literally vaporize people who were close to the blast.

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In cases like this, DNA can be hard to recover. Stephanie's aunt lives in Lexington and said no word has come yet regarding the Shults from the State Department.

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